Richard Crandall RCST

Registered Craniosacral Therapist

Massage and Polarity Professional

Call Richard today at (802) 356-9256


Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy is gentle, safe and effective for reducing symptoms and pain. Biodynamic  Craniosacral also reduces slugishness, and greatly improves the ability of the body to heal itself. You can feel energized and peacefully relaxed. Suggested treatment Try three sessions.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle profound non-invasive, hands-on treatment for the whole body.  Performed on a massage table,  the client is fully clothed and the touch is generally light and still.  The treatment is focused on supporting the health of the whole being, especially the nervous system.  This is the system that dictates all of the body’s functioning, constantly sending and receiving information.


Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapists understand how an optimally functioning healthy nervous system performs. We are trained for years on how to use acute perception skills to perceive subtle physiological changes. We also are aware of the energetic map that underlies one‘s basic health and symptomology. We believe that health is never lost no matter what the ailment.  We use our ability to identify the parts of the nervous system that are not functioning optimally and our awareness of the “always available health” in the body to assist the  system in bringing itself back into balance. This supports greater ease and helps the body decrease symptoms. 


Biodynaic Craniosacral therapy is practiced at Awakenings Holistic to address many conditions such as:

  • Migraine and headaches
  • Head, neck and shoulders
  • Nerve Pain, loss of feeling
  • Sciatica
  • Strokes
  • Anxiety and PTSD
  • Accident Recovery
  • Curvature of the spine
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  •  TMJ
  • Trauma from Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Mental Health Disorders
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • 90% of all disease is caused from stress intolerance


Richard Crandall MA, RCST

Registered Craniosacral Therapist

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy can reduce the effect of trauma on the mind and body. During the healing session the client lies on their back or side with a pillow under their knees or neck, and the practitioner sits quietly and allows their body to connect to the natural healthing process. The practitioner usually places their hands lightly near the feet or head to begin. The practitioner gradually touchs the clients body and allows the body to relax into a quiet state of settling deeper which usually takes thirty minutes. During the first half hour of the session the client settles into a  relaxed state where we begin to let-go of our pain and suffering.


The practitioners role is to facilitate an unfolding process of listening and supporting a healing process until it reaches completion. Typically the completion occurs within the first 60 minutes and in the time remaining the client reorients to a deeper awareness and fullness of the body. The healing process usually continues to unfold for several days so the healing process continues well beyond the session experienced on the table.


Biodynamic Craniosacral approach may also clear congestion and stimulate overall function of the organs. This work brings your body to a very deep state of stillness allowing you to enter a balance point for the specific organ being treated. Organ function maybe improved with a release of tension caused by connective tissue constriction, often related to an imbalance caused by physical or emotional trauma.


What to Expect

Please understand the session only begins in the office. Your body will continue to heal itself at an accelerated pace for three to four days following the session. Also give yourself time to reorient after each session, drink plenty of water and have a light meal to help integrate the session.


Symptoms from injuries or emotional pain can be reduced in the first session. This work will address each layer of the problem. If the problem presented in the session is from the recent past, the healing may occur quickly.  If the problem is chronic the problem may take three sessions to resolve. For example if the issue were sciatica the acute urgent need for pain relief will be addressed immediately, however to be free of the long standing sciatic problems, three sessions or more will probably be required until the problem is resolved.


Conversation within the bodywork session may occur as the session unfolds. Emotions from trauma rarely surface. Memories make be seen but pass through to be reduced. This maybe very helpful in moving through the embodiment of our feelings and helps us move into a deeper understanding of our role in the issue.


Clothing typically remains on the body unless you request massage or prefer to remove your clothing. Your body will remain properly covered at all times.



Burton House

289 Main St Norwich, VT

802 356-9256


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